Online Courses

IPA ONLINE

The Institute of Public Administration is pleased to outline our wide range of online short training courses and webinar offerings. IPA courses and webinars are delivered by subject matter experts with in-depth experience and knowledge of their specialist areas.

All our offerings incorporate quality content professionally delivered to enhance learning, knowledge and understanding. Disseminating good practice coupled with learner centred development are central to our service philosophy and fundamental to our teaching and facilitation approaches. So as to ensure learning outcomes, particularly for training courses, are achieved class sizes may be limited and similarly there would be a minimum number envisaged to allow for interaction and peer learning.

We are committed to deliver high quality and professional events and where relevant for the training courses, participants will be provided with pre-reading preparatory material so as to commence the participant – specialist engagement in advance of the virtual interaction in the wider class setting.  This material will assist with orientation and group / individual work. This approach is a hallmark of our online training approach.

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The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial Accounting.

The Management Accounting module provides an introduction to the principles of costing and budgeting and their use in providing information to support management decision making. The skills and knowledge that students develop in this module are crucial in performing the finance professional roles of steward, enabler and innovator and underpin much of the activity associated with the business partner role.

The Financial Accounting Module provides an introduction to accounting theory, ethics, bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements, which are all fundamental to the stewardship role performed by finance professionals in modern organisations.

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Commences:
1-2 March 2021
Duration:
14 Days over 9 Months

Changing work practices, merging work and home life and developing new skills to work remotely could be seen as a wonderful opportunity or a significant challenge. How we each deal with changes and differences that confront us has a significant impact on our effectiveness and impact as leaders in organisations and as individuals in life.  

Building our awareness of how and why we respond in different circumstances is an essential step in identifying more appropriate and supportive behaviours and approaches. Maintaining positive and trusting work relationships and team environments is critical to team and organisational performance and central to demonstrating effective leadership and management.

This course presents an opportunity to learn how to better control your reactions, to remain focused on purpose and help others through conflictual situations. Mastering these skills and incorporating a toolset that allows you to embrace the benefits of conflict in a positive and constructive way will strengthen team relationships, decision making and performance.

Mastering Conflict for Effective Leadership is a three hour online course that will focus on mindset, skillset and developing a toolset to managing conflict for effective team leadership.

Commences:
1 March 2021
Duration:
Three Hour Online Course

The impact of Covid-19 on the employment relationship has been enormous. Remote working is normalised and some employers and some employees want it to stay.

As the Oireachtas considers the Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill 2020, the focus is on what steps employers can take to ensure legal compliance and future proof their remote working practices.

Employment Law - The Law and Practice of Remote Working is a half-day online workshop that will explore remote working and the employment contract of the future.

Commences:
5 May 2021
Duration:
Half Day Online Workshop

HRM professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities need to be familiar with the principles of employment law and the key obligations and constraints placed on them in managing the employment relationship. 

Commences:
11 May 2021
Duration:
Five Hour Online Course

With ever increasing support for the validity and utility of Psychometric testing many organisations are using a version of a Cognitive Test or Personality Test to ensure that they acquire the right applicant. The context for this 90-minute Psychometric Testing Preparation for Candidates workshop is to provide the learner with insights on how to prepare for Psychometrics, Personality and Situational Judgement Tests. 

Commences:
26 January | 10 February | 15 March | 12 April | 20 May 2021
Duration:
90 Minute Webinar

Using Selection Tools for Effectiveness in Recruitment and Section is a one-hour webinar that is aimed at Recruitment and Selection professionals. With an ever increasing cost on hiring in today’s market and a lengthy time involved in training and recruiting. Organisations need to ensure they increase the probability of selecting the most suitable candidate. This 60-minute online webinar will provide the knowledge of how to increase the effectiveness of the HR selection process to select the most appropriate candidate from the talent pool.

Commences:
22 February | 10 May 2021
Duration:
One Hour Webinar

The aim of this programme is to provide Clerical Officers with an opportunity to further develop the core competencies required so that they can contribute effectively in their role and support senior staff in achieving organisational goals. Participants will acquire insights, techniques, and tools to strengthen their confidence in dealing with a variety of situations. They will learn about their personal working and communication style and its impact on others and get practical tips on planning and organising work,  including working remotely.

Commences:
20-21 January | 2-3 March 2021
Duration:
Two x Two and a Half Hour Online Modules

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for staff at Executive Officer level, whose role is part operational and part management, to further develop the competencies required to enable them to successfully undertake their functions at junior management level.  

Commences:
27-28 January | 17-18 February | 9-10 March 2021
Duration:
Two x Two and a Half Hour Online Modules

The aim of the Higher Executive Officer (HEO) programme is to further participants’ development as middle managers to enable them to manage their own and others’ work to a high standard and thus contribute to the achievement of their organisation’s priorities. This Specialist-Led online course will cover the key competency areas of managing change, influencing and persuading, staff management, work organisation and performance management. This programme is designed for staff at Higher Executive Officer level in Government Departments, Offices and State Agencies.

Commences:
2 February | 8 March 2021
Duration:
One Day Online Course

The New Manager Programme aims to give newly appointed managers, or those moving into management roles, the key knowledge and skills necessary for success in their new roles.

Commences:
12-13 January 2021
Duration:
Five Hour Online Course

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